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Thu 27 Jan 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
90 Mins
2021|DCP|Australia|D: Dean Gibson   

Incarceration Nation is a story of strength and resistance in the face of racism and oppression. The film lays bare the story of the continued systemic injustice and oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on their own land, as told by Indigenous Australians. 
The statistics are shocking. The trauma for families and communities is unimaginable. There have been 474 deaths in custody since 1991. Indigenous people are 13 times more likely to be imprisoned than the rest of the population and 10 times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care. What does this say about our justice system and society?  
Director Dean Gibson charts Australia's deplorable record of oppressive legislation going back to colonial massacres, the mission system and stolen wages. He interviews experts including Judge Matthew Myers, barrister Joshua Creamer, Associate Professor Chelsea Bond, Professor Don Weatherburn and lawyer Teela Reid.  
Gibson also gives voice to the victims of systemic bias – the Dungay, Day and Hickey families. What will it take to engender change? 
Incarceration Nation has the potential to shake the very core of your understanding of what it means to be Blak on this continent’  The Conversation 
Join us after the screening for a panel discussion with Dean Gibson (director of the film) Karina Hogan (Board Member of advocacy group Sisters Inside), and Aunty Leetona Dungay.

This title is held in the NFSA collection.

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601